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Altus—it’s time to count

Altus—It’s Time to Count! Altus citizens work hard to make Altus a thriving community. We want Altus to COUNT—count for Altus Air Force Base, count for our children’s … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Legislation Bipartisan Bill Introduced for equal hazard page On Feb. 14, 2020, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) joined Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01), Congressman Tim … more

Avoid these estate-planning mistakes

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty personnel

VA sexual trauma claims: For nearly two years, about one in five veteran military sexual trauma claims were wrongfully denied or improperly handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, officials … more

Can you improve your relationship with money?

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Troops get big pay raise in 2021 budget: The proposed military pay raise for fiscal 2021 in the Defense Department’s budget request, released Monday, is 3 percent, the second-highest pay … more

Sen. Howard offers thoughts of opening session

We kicked off session Monday morning, Feb. 3, before convening in joint session for Gov. Stitt’s State of the State Address. I hope you were able to watch or listen. I’m excited to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Veterans must remain vigilant online: Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to be targets of online scams. The internet is a powerful tool for Veterans. It allows them to keep up with … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Vouchers for veterans unused last year: Excerpts from an article by Leo Shane Lawmakers want to know why thousands of housing vouchers for destitute veterans are going unused each year despite … more

Protect your business with key person insurance

If you have a family, you understand the importance of life insurance when it comes to protecting your loved ones. Businesses need similar protection, especially when they rely on one or two … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act: A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced the Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2019. This important bill would expand beneficiary travel to … more

Business owners: plan for next phase of life

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA service on smart devices: The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System offers VA Video Connect virtual appointments which connect Veterans with their doctor using a secure video connection on a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Tricare covering portable CPAP machines: Tricare is now covering portable Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines backdated to Jan. 24, 2019, if certain conditions are met, a Tricare … more

Look for changes in retirement plans

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

DoD answers some questions on access: Service officers from most veterans service organizations are getting questions on the commissary, PX, and recreational privileges that may be available to … more

Is market timing a smart investment strategy?

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing. To understand why this is so, let’s look at … more

Same strong news
in a new package

Welcome to the New Year and a new weekly edition of The Altus Times. We have included many of the features that were published in our two editions, including our Remember When? page and our Freedom … more

A Community of Persistence: A Civic Leader Perspective on the KC-46

(Dr. Joe Leverett wrote this for the U.S. Air Force to illustrate what the community of Altus did to get the KC-46A Pegasus training located here. This was published on Feb. 6, 2019) As we eagerly … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims: Did you serve in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975? If so, then you’re considered a … more
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